The politics of Edo State charged up, last week, following the revelation that emanated after a peace meeting between Governor Adams Oshiomhole and his deputy, Dr Pius Odubu. The governor had, at the meeting, alleged that his deputy contracted native doctors to kill him. But his deputy denied the allegation vehemently, asserting that it was masterminded by people who wanted to destroy the cordial relationship between him and his boss over the past seven years.Read More
The intrigues that have lately enveloped the appointment of a new Clerk of the National Assembly, CNA may have shocked many Nigerians, but it is not surprising considering what is at stake. The CNA is the head of the National Assembly bureaucracy with perquisites and pay equivalent to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.Read More
News that two of country’s refineries have resumed production, with the third scheduled to resume production in the next few days, might have raised hopes of a speedy resolution of the fuel crisis, but one major issue of concern is how much is the refineries constant shut down, repairs and maintenance costing the nation and when would the refineries be fixed once and for all.Read More
It was an uncommon meeting of minds last Wednesday when Nigeria’s top political, business, diplomatic, religious, traditional and academic leaders converged at the International Conference Centre, Abuja to ponder on the rarely discussed issue of love for Nigeria. The event was the presentation of the book, “Who will love my country: Ideas for building the Nigeria of our dream”, written by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.Read More
Prof. Ornstein has not been far from the mind of this writer since the trial of Senator Bukola Saraki began. For it was Prof. Ornstein who propounded the theory that the US Congress suffers from low ratings based on changes in the electronic and print media which have led to a greater emphasis on negative and unwarranted sensationalisation of happenings inside the hallowed chambers of the U.S. Congress, which he termed “tabloidisation”. Senator Bukola Saraki is the President of the Nigerian Senate and the tabloidisation of his trial derives from the exalted position he holds!Read More
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, was elected senator for Ekiti Central Senatorial District in 2011 on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN and later became one of the All Progressives Congress, APC Senators in the National Assembly after the merger before the 2015 polls.Read More
Hon Uzoma Nkem-Abonta, a lawyer, chairman House Committee on Public Petitions, represents Ukwa East/West of Abia State in the House of Representatives on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in this chat spoke extensively on the implications of allowing herdsmen have grazing reserves in Nigeria among other issues.Read More
AS the race for the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP chairmanship begins to gather momentum, it is becoming crystal clear that it would inevitably zero in on an Urhobo man with a political clout. The choice of an Urhobo man for this high office makes good political sense as the Urhobo are not only the largest ethnic group in Delta State but also the fifth largest ethnic group in Nigeria.Read More
ON Saturday, April 23, news filtered in that former deputy Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Rafiu Bakare Adeyefa Jafojo had passed on.
Though, Jafojo had withdrawn from the public eye owing to his old age, his death came as a rude shock to many political bigwigs cutting across the political divide.
Jafojo, who was the first deputy Governor during Alhaji Lateef Jakande’s administration in the Second Republic, between October 1st, 1979 and 31st December, 1983, died late Saturday evening in his Lagos residence, No 2 C Orishe Street, Ikeja, Lagos State, at the age of 80 after a brief illness.
The atmosphere in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Tuesday was gloomy, as tears flowed freely like torrents of rain when the remains of the medical doctors who died along Kaduna-Abuja road were brought into the state capital in seven ambulances.Read More
WITH the local government elections conducted and won by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the race to occupy Alagbaka Government House in Ondo State is gradually hotting up.Read More
MR Segun Idris, who seeks to govern Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in this interview says the delay in conducting local government election in Lagos State, is in the interest of the state. Idris is confident that the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, would conduct a credible exercise given its preparedness.Read More
FORMER Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, at the Mayor’s office in Newark, New Jersey, yesterday, spoke to the to Friends of Africa coalition on the theme of strengthening democracy and elections and also touched on some of the legacies of his administration.Read More
Mr. Crosby Osadolor Eribo is the member representing Egor constituency and chairman House committee on Appropriation. He was a three term Chairman of Egor Local Government. In this interview, he speaks on issues pertaining to the forthcoming local government elections, rebuffs allegations against Governor Adams Oshiomhole raised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) among other issuesRead More